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A Novel Bookstore

(2010)
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A devotee of Stendhal who has shunned the company of his fellow human beings to live on the outskirts of a tiny village in Savoy is kidnapped and left for dead along a forest road. A middle-aged mother who spends much of her time shuttling her numerous offspring along twisting mountain roads loses control of her car and ends up injured but alive in a gorge. Meanwhile, an elderly man of unbreakable habits is taunted and threatened by two unknown men while on his morning walk along the cliffs of Brittany. Mystery abounds but A Novel Bookstore is no everyday mystery. The victims here are not members of the underworld, toughs or thugs, but mild, meek and apparently ordinary people. In the eyes of their aggressors, they are guilty of only one crime: expressing their tastes in literature.

Indeed, all three victims are members of The Good Novel's secret selection committee. Tucked away in a corner of Paris, The Good Novel bookstore offers its clientele literary masterpieces, both contemporary and classic, selected by a top-secret committee of authors. The store has proven an instant success, but nobody could have imagined that success would unleash a tide of hatred. Now, there are those who will stop at nothing to destroy The Good Novel. One by one, the pieces of this puzzle fall ominously into place, as it becomes clear to the store's owners, Ivan and Francesca, that their dreams of an ideal place for books may be shattered by envy and violence.

Elegantly mixing the mystery and literary fiction genres, Laurence Cosse has written an enthralling fable for lovers of good books and a heartfelt tribute to fine bookselling.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Love Burns
Author(s): Edna Mazya
ISBN: 1-933372-08-7 / 978-1-933372-08-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: EUROPA EDITIONS
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Novel Bookstore
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
ISBN: 1-933372-82-6 / 978-1-933372-82-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Europa Editions
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Novel Bookstore
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
Publisher: Europa Editions
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August 2010 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Novel Bookstore
Author(s): Laurence Cosse
Publisher: Europa Editions
Availability: Amazon   


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